When it came to history, Cape Coast was the best place to go to. Before traveling to Cape Coast, I did not really know a lot about the city, except the Cape Coast castle. Not long after arriving in the city, I quickly learned that the Cape Coast is far from just castles, but has many characteristics embedded in the people, the markets, and the sea. According to the tour guide from the castle, since Cape Coast lay across the Atlantic Ocean, 70% of the locals’ main source of income was directly or indirectly related to the fishing industry.
The finishing industry played a huge role in the city of Cape Coast. While maneuvering across town, we saw the street markets were filled with different types of fishes, some fresh and some dried.
One particular characteristic that I found interesting was the number of foreigners present in the city. Maybe it was the castles that attracted visitors, but one thing for sure was that they definitely didn’t go home empty-handed. The landscape, the ancient building that was more than 2 centuries old, and the city has a way of emotionally drawing people and reminiscing about the past, inspiring to make changes in the world.